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Thanks for the cool picture, geneser1.
No studio dictates the number of screens. The studio only agrees to a maximum house nut which the theatre chain can then accept as is or add seats at their own expense.
If the studios dictated these things, film buyers wouldn’t have a job.
This theatre was listed as Bryanston in Variety but advertised as Bryan West in 1975.
It opened “Frankenstein” as the Trans-Lux West.
Here are some Lincoln roadshows:
1957 “The Bridge on the River Kwai”
1961 “Judgment at Nuremberg”
1962 “The Longest Day”
1964 “My Fair Lady”
1965 “The Agony and the Ecstasy”
If you want to search further, The Miami News is available here:
Opened in 1978 as the Westway.
Also showed films as the 49th Street Burlesk in 1974-75 before becoming the Ramrod.
Season’s Greetings from the Ramrod:
The 44th Street theatre roof showed movies in 1920 as the NORA BAYES
Does anyone know anything more about the Teatro Latino on 125th street?
Will do, Ed.
Note: My last comment was regarding the 8:05am post.
Ed, I was leaning more towards the Gotham/Tri-boro because although CT lists it as demolished in 1965 I found ads for it as late as 1969.
Here is an ad for another Teatro Latino operating in 1966 on 125th Street and Lexington and showing live shows plus films.
Any ideas which 125th street theatre this was?
By the way, the Mayfair theatre listed in the same ad later became the Mayfair Yiddish theatre and is NOT the Embassy 1, 2, 3.
Advert as the Gayety in 1966.
Here is an ad for the 1964 re-opening as a Spanish language house.
There was a Spanish language AMOR theatre (aka Nuevo Amor) operating at 102 Court Street in the sixties.
I found another ad. Still open in 1968.
The Treat was showing Spanish language films in the early sixties.
Still advertising in a Spanish newspaper in 1963 as the Del Mar.
Still advertised in the Spanish newspapers in 1963 as the Azteca.
“Somewhere in NY they could have saved a couple of palaces for classics and 70mm repertory.”
Even with some public funding no major chain feels they can operate one at a profit.
thebrat, can you tell us what Dolby EGYPT and Dolby RAIN mean? Are these Dolby promo ads we should have noticed/remembered?
Yes, Cineplex Odeon also reduced screens at the 23rd Street West. It was a move away from arthouse and towards mainstream by CO in Manhattan.
Pretty much the same as them ‘jabbering away’ in English to many of us.
Don’t forget the role the legit Broadway Theatre chains (Shubert, Nederlander, Jujamcyn) played in keeping competitors out by stopping any public funding for remodeling movie theatres back to legit use.